Benefits of Guided Inquiry
- Educates students to meet high level of literacy in technological workplace
- Prepares students for global environment
- Enables student to draw from past experiences, while using technology to advance new discoveries
- Prepares students to think for themselves, make good decisions, develop expertise, and become lifelong learners.
"Guided Inquiry offers an integrated unit of inquiry, planned and guided by an instructional team of a school librarian and teachers, allowing students to gain deeper understandings of subject area curriculum content and information literacy concepts. It combines often overlooked outside resources with materials in the school library. The team guides students toward developing skills and abilities necessary for the workplace and daily living in the rapidly changing information environment of the 21st century."
Kuhlthau, C., Maniotes, L.K., & Caspari, A.K. (2007). Guided inquiry: learning in the 21st century. Libraries Unltd Inc.